July 11, 2019

Top Zim opposition official remanded in custody

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MDC Alliance vice chairman Job Sikhala has appeared before a Bikita Magistrates Court facing subversion charges after he allegedly said his party was going to overthrow the Government before 2023.

MDC Vice Chairperson – Job Sikhala

Sikhala, who is also the Zengeza West National Assembly representative was remanded in custody to July 24 when he appeared before Ms Marewanazvo Gofa, for initial remand, this morning.

Through his lawyer Mr Alec Muchadehama, Sikhala had made an application to be released from custody arguing that police detained him beyond the stipulated legal limit.

However, Ms Gofa threw out the application for lacking merit.

This was after the state led by Messers Takunda Chikwati,Elson Chavarika and Chiedza Muhwandavaka had opposed the application saying it was false that Sikhala had been over-detained. Sikhala will now approach the High Court for bail.

Sikhala’s lawyers Jeremiah Bamu and Tinomuda Shoko have since filed a High Court application seeking the legislator’s release on bail.

 -Sunday News/ZTN Reporter

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